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Exercise Isn't Convenient, But What Is?

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Today is my boys' (both - one 2 one 4) big birthday party so this is going to be quick. I was looking through some blog postings and articles on babyfit.com and came across an article every single mother should read.

So many of us do not exercise because we can't find the right time or it is not convenient. Well, when is anything convenient once you are a mom? This woman has the perfect mindset of getting in her exercise when she can and doing it no matter what. I hope you read her post, print it out and put it on your mirror. Click Here.

We are so spoiled with convenience these days that so few of us do anything that isn't. We have grocery stores within 3 minutes of us, remote controls with everything, drive thrus just about everywhere and pre-packaged, pre-cut fruits, veggies and meals that are 5 times the cost of what they should be, but we buy them because they are "convenient". I am just as guilty. Well, sometimes life gets in the way and not everything is convenient. Sometimes we just have to work outside of our little bubbles to get what we need or do what we need to do. If it is truly important enough to you, you should find a way to fit it in. Read her post and get motivated. Run in the rain, run in the dark, or run on a trampoline during nap time if that is what it takes.


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I blamed "time" for never working out. I dislike working out, always have, probably always will. What I do like is slipping on my jeans or skirts and feeling great. I will also admit to liking when someone says "how did you have three back-to-back kids and look like that?!" as someone asked at my kids' preschool recently.

I told her honestly - eat healthfully and regular exercise. It's not going to make anyone a size zero (which isn't my goal, nor should it be at my height - or any height!) but I just sucked it up and started physical exercise four days a week and lo and behold - along with healthy foods - my body gradually slimmed down and tightened up.

I definitely don't have the 'prefect' body but I'm happy with it (in general!) and work hard. We all simply have to make the time, no matter how busy we are.

March 14, 2009 - 11:35am
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